How to go about implementing an Agile Project Office

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The Agile Manifesto written in 2001 in essence is a set of four values and twelve principles.

Agile Maniesto

“We are uncovering better ways of developing
software by doing it and helping others do it.
Through this work we have come to value:

  1. Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
  2. Working software over comprehensive documentation
  3. Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
  4. Responding to change over following a plan

“That is, while there is ...

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What is an Agile PMO?

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PMO as per Wikipedia

A project management office, abbreviated to PMO, is a group or department within a business, agency or enterprise that defines and maintains standards for project management within the organization. The PMO strives to standardize and introduce economies of repetition in the execution of projects. The PMO is the source of documentation, guidance and metrics on the practice of project management and execution.

PMOs may take other functions beyond standards ...

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Infoware Studios 2018 Training Offering and Calendar

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We are very excited to launch a jam packed training calendar for 2018.

We are introducing a few new public courses that we have been running on demand for clients over the last 2 years. With the increase in the Atlassian toolset adoption and it being the number one agile project management tool globally you can be sure to benefit from our new courses combining our deep experience with agile delivery together with the Atlassian toolset.

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Agile Courses – Long term vs Short term

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Agile isn’t something that can be learned in-depth in a couple of days. Certain agile basic concepts can be learned in 2 and 3 day agile courses, but what happens when you get back at the office and you receive scenarios that weren’t quite covered during the course?

Introducing a new era in Agile education

agile courses - agile university

At Infoware Studios, we have identified agile as ...

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Jira plugin not enabling after Jira restart

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Sometimes when developing a Jira plugin which creates customfields on installation, it does not enable automatically when Jira app is restarted, the reason being that the code which is used to add the customfields implemented from the class :InitializingBean, maybe with the class :DisposableBean. To remove somethings on plugin disable/uninstall as follows:

public class MyPluginInstaller implements InitializingBean,

DisposableBean { 

    @Override

    public void destroy() throws ...

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Agile tooling

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The Agile Tooling Debate 

We have had many debates over the last couple of years on agile tooling, what works and what does not work. When agile is scaled and needs to solve enterprise wide problems, the reality is that agile tools are a must.

Manual interactions and collaboration between people becomes too time consuming and it is difficult to coordinate schedules to have all the right people in the same room at the same ...

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Checking for Jira license and paid plugins

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From a support and maintenance perspective is it crucial to understand where to find your Jira license and Plugin licenses on your instance. Some users / clients only make use of certain plugins. To understand where to view your Jira license is vital if no one is really monitoring it. Or if it is your role to do so.

The first step will be to have either admin rights or system admin rights. Depending on how your ...

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Sink, Swim or Retro

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I can’t say that I’ve worked in every single company in the world so my reference point may be limited, however I do have enough experiences to be able to put together a comparison or two.

Infoware Studios Company Culture

Working at Infoware Studios has been… how do I put it… colourful. I worked in an advertising agency where a pool table and Friday night drinks meant “job satisfaction”, and as for a corporate ...

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Creating a Jira plugin which creates screens on installation

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Sometimes you want to create a Jira plugin which uses screens on it, but you don’t want to add the screens manually, thus the plugin itself has to install its own screens on installation which it is going to use.

Now in the plugin framework you have a file “atlassian-plugin.xml” which is where you insert modules which are going to be used by the plugin. This line of code:

<component key=”pluginInstaller” class=path-to-the-class-PluginInstaller /> 

has to ...

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Agile & Employee Satisfaction

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Agile in ICT

In recent years, Agile has become one of the most highly used methodologies in the ICT industry. It’s being implemented by many companies to improve their end product on time and involves every team member.

However with agile, many questions arise concerning employee satisfaction in the execution of such a methodology. As company CEOs tend to be excited about the implementation of new methodologies knowing that it will ...

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